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What is Your Wine Unicorn

Uncork Your Mind

Release Date: 04/07/2020

Out at the Wineries March 2021 show art Out at the Wineries March 2021

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This past weekend I ventured out to some area wineries and took advantage of the nice weather. Wine tasting is a lot different today. Appointments are needed and you need to think out your route and stops. Gone are the tastings where you belly up to the bar and tasted 5-8 1 ounce pours and dump or spit in the dump bucket. But you know what, I like it this way. It is actually more enjoyable. What I did miss is the interaction with the employees over the wine. You know, where they talk to you about the wine, answer your questions and you can see their face light up with enthusiasm when...

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Winephabet Street: P is for Petite Sirah show art Winephabet Street: P is for Petite Sirah

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Debbie and Lori speak with Lisa Howard of Tolenas Vineyard and Winery and her father Steve Tenbrink of Tenbrink Vineyards all about Petite Sirah

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Where Music and Wine Collide: Radio Boka show art Where Music and Wine Collide: Radio Boka

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In this podcast, Debbie explores the relationship between music and wine with Radio Boka

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Let's Talk Chambourcin show art Let's Talk Chambourcin

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Get to know the Chambourcin grape with Debbie.

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Winephabet Street O is for Orange Wine with Craig Camp show art Winephabet Street O is for Orange Wine with Craig Camp

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Debbie and Lori host Winephabet Street which is a monthly webinar series exploring wine through the alphabet. This month Craig Camp from Troon Vineyard is their guest and they will be exploring Orange Wine. What is behind it and the winemaking process.

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South Africa Wines Need Us show art South Africa Wines Need Us

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The first time I had a South African wine I didn’t know what to expect. I remember it clearly, it was a Sauvignon Blanc from the Stellenbosch region. I liked it so much I went and ordered a case. That was years ago and frankly, I don’t think I’ve tasted many since. I am very eager to learn more about this wine-producing country. I got invited to a South African Wine Zoom on Saturday from Red Wolf Imports and set out to find some South African Wines to taste during the seminar. Just so happens that I received a wine club shipment from Somm Select Tuesday and there was a bottle of...

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Why I Paired Cava With Football show art Why I Paired Cava With Football

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Debbie talks football and cava

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Winephabet Street Season 2  Episode 14- N is for Nebbiolo show art Winephabet Street Season 2 Episode 14- N is for Nebbiolo

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In this episode Debbie and Lori explore the Nebbiolo grape.

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Winephabet Street M is for Monastrell with Nicholas Hammeken show art Winephabet Street M is for Monastrell with Nicholas Hammeken

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Winephabet Street is a monthly series where Lori Budd of Draceana Wines and I work our way through the alphabet exploring wine and wine regions one letter at a time. The show is live on the third Monday at 8pm and is free, but you must register to attend.

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Winephabet Street Season 2 Episode 12 L is for Lugana with Special Guest Susannah Gold, Lugana East Coast Brand Manager and Founder, Vigneto Communications show art Winephabet Street Season 2 Episode 12 L is for Lugana with Special Guest Susannah Gold, Lugana East Coast Brand Manager and Founder, Vigneto Communications

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Welcome to Winephabet Street Season 2 Episode 12 - L is for Lugana. Winephabet Street is a monthly series where Lori Budd of Draceana Wines and I work our way through the alphabet exploring wine and wine regions one letter at a time.

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What’s your wine unicorn? That was the question proposed by Lori Budd of Dracaena Wines. She runs a monthly online get-together called Wine Writer’s Wrap-up where we discuss different topics. I was in, but I had no idea what a wine unicorn was?

Upon further explanation, she told me it was a wine you are dying to try but perhaps out of reach, like Screaming Eagle. I did some soul searching and realized my wine-unicorn is an experience. An experience that could be tasting wine with a famous winemaker in his cellar or when a friend brings over a special bottle of wine they have been saving.

I’ve had many wine-unicorns. Here are just some of them:

  • Drinking Barons de Rothschild Champagne with Philippe Sereys de Rothschild at the US launch in New York City.
  • Lunch with Piper-Heidsieck’s cellar master Emilien Boutillat
  • Drinking Burgundy wine in the cellars of wonderful winemakers in that region
  • Drinking a bottle of Dom Perignon when a friend paid off her mortgage
  • Being the first to taste a new release at a winery.
  • Taking part in blending wine for the new release at a winery.

Those are just a few that come to mind. Watch the webinar or listen to the podcast as a group of us discuss our wine unicorns and what they mean.

Tell me what your Unicorn Wine is.